Stories tagged: Whitman County Sheriff's Office
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
Former Rosalia firefighter accused of stealing station’s ambulance on Easter Sunday
A former Rosalia firefighter faces felony charges after Whitman County sheriff’s deputies say he was involved in an early-morning Easter ambulance hijacking.
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Whitman County authorities say financial woes may have prompted murder-suicide
Whitman County authorities now say money, not mercy, appears to have motivated a woman to kill her husband before turning the gun on herself.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Couple dead after apparent murder-suicide in rural Whitman County
A couple in their 60s died in an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday morning in a rural town in Whitman County.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Bank employee accused of burning down her Tekoa home for insurance money
When a two-story home in Tekoa became engulfed in flames last fall, few suspected arson.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Malden man who hid body of dead teenager in safe arrested again in Spokane
Bobby J. Bilderback, 48, faces assault and weapons charges after an altercation at his home in Malden, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office. Bilderback spent time in prison for …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
Spokane man shot, ‘possibly stabbed’ on Fourth of July
The Fourth of July ended in a hospital bed for a Spokane man who was “shot in the leg at least once and possibly stabbed” during a fight in Tekoa, …
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015, 5:08 p.m.
Missing hunter found in Whitman County with hunting dog at his side
The body of a missing hunter was found Wednesday in Whitman County with his hunting dog by his side.
Wed., July 15, 2015, 9:23 a.m.
Two dead after crash near Steptoe
Two people died early this morning in a one-car wreck near Steptoe.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 10, 2015, 10:23 p.m.
3 killed, 1 injured in Moscow shootings, suspect arrested after high-speed chase
Three people were killed and another critically injured Saturday when a man shot them in three separate incidents in Moscow.
Thu., May 2, 2013
Husband charged in poisoning attempt
COLFAX – Investigators suspect a graduate student studying chemistry at Washington State University tried to poison his wife with nitrogen gas to collect on her $1 million life insurance policy. …
Tue., April 30, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
WSU grad student accused of trying to poison wife
Investigators have arrested a man suspected of trying to poison his wife last month at their Uniontown, Wash., home.
Fri., April 5, 2013, 8:08 p.m.
Pullman man falls from Granite Point, dies
A Pullman man fell 50 feet to his death early Friday morning at the Granite Point cliffs along the Snake River.
Thu., Nov. 22, 2012
After break-in, homeowner ties up suspect for deputies
A would-be burglar, who was trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey by a St. John, Wash., homeowner, told sheriff’s deputies that he was offended by the man’s actions. Michael E. …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012
Divers recover AK-47 connected to homicide
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dive team recovered what is believed to be a murder weapon Tuesday in the Spokane River. Authorities believe the AK-47 rifle was used to kill …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2012, 3:19 p.m.
Dive team recovers murder weapon from Spokane River
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dive team recovered what is believed to be a murder weapon in the Spokane River today.
Sun., April 1, 2012, 9:30 p.m.
Kayaker dies after capsizing in Rock Lake
A man who was rescued after his kayak tipped over Sunday in Rock Lake later died, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010
Tractor-trailer falls on men, killing one
One man was killed and one seriously injured after a tractor-trailer they were working on fell off its hoist Tuesday near Pullman, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office. David …
Mon., Nov. 22, 2010
Inmate escapes during work detail
Police are searching for a man who escaped from a work detail at the Whitman County Jail on Saturday.
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010
Infant hospitalized; mom’s boyfriend charged
A 5-month-old boy is in critical condition after his mother’s 21-year-old boyfriend assaulted him early Monday, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.
Sun., Oct. 3, 2010
Man lands in river, jail on 21st birthday
An Okanogan man marked his 21st birthday by fleeing police, plunging his car into the Palouse River and going to jail. Whitman County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Keith Cooper attempted to …
Sun., Aug. 15, 2010
Man working on combine killed
A 69-year-old man died Saturday after a combine accident near Endicott, Wash. The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office said the man, whose name was not released, was working with another person …
Thu., Aug. 12, 2010
Two Whitman County deaths believed murder-suicide
A Whitman County couple in the process of separating was found dead Wednesday in what detectives believe was a murder-suicide. Wayne Arther Dale, 51, and Jennifer Dale, 42, were found …
Wed., Aug. 11, 2010, 8:31 p.m.
Whitman County couple in suspected murder-suicide identified
A Whitman County couple going through a divorce have been found dead in what detectives believe to be a murder-suicide.
Thu., July 1, 2010, 8:33 a.m.
Sheriff requests felony charge in case of injured woman
The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office has formally requested a felony charge in the case of a Washington State University student who was found unconscious along Pullman-Albion Road in November.
Fri., June 25, 2010, 8:04 a.m.
Man killed when tractor overturns, pins him
A 73-year-old Rosalia man was killed Thursday evening when a tractor he was riding along a creek overturned, pinning him underneath it, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Mon., March 1, 2010
In brief: Man arrested after struggle
Whitman County deputies struggling to arrest a Colfax man twice used a taser, shot him with a beanbag fired from a 12-gauge shotgun, and finally resorted to gang-tackling and handcuffing …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2010
Pilot unhurt after crop duster crash
For the second time in a month, authorities in Whitman County reported a crop duster crash.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2009, 5:09 p.m.
Slip on snow-covered ice may have led to hunter’s fall
A popular Colton, Wash., high school science teacher may have slipped on ice covered by snow and then slid down a cliff to his death, officials said on Monday.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2009, 12:29 p.m.
Woman found along Whitman County road ID’d
An unconscious woman found injured on a Whitman County road this morning has been identified as a Washington Sate University student.
Sun., March 1, 2009
Girlfriend held in man’s stabbing
A man was stabbed in the back with a knife Friday night in Tekoa, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, identified as Patrick George, told sheriff’s deputies …